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UDP data doesn't contain player name for multiplayer sessions anymore. Possible workarounds?

Discussion in 'F1 2019 - The Game' started by overspeed, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. overspeed

    overspeed

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    So codemasters removed the driver name info from the UDP data for multiplayer sessions (due to legal/privacy concerns afaik). In the forum thread loads of people were asking for this to be returned and from the staff answers it seems that they're looking to introduce a feature where players can give explicit consent to share data like this, but that feature is not expected to be released anytime soon.
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    Then one of the staff members suggested that maybe other devs might have a workaround for it. So the question is, what is the workaround? I was thinking maybe it could be enabled in one of the config files, I looked into the hardware_config file (where other UDP related settings: port, telemetry damage data restriction can be changed), but there was no variable for playername values.
    Any ideas where to look, or what could be a possible workaround?
    Here's the original codemasters thread: https://forums.codemasters.com/topic/38920-f1-2019-udp-specification
     
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